The Rockies have a chance today to win a series from the Pirates on the road in this morning's rubber match. In rubber matches this season, the Rockies have gone 2-4...a big reason they've only won two series outright this year. They have also yet to win the first two games of a series, but they'll try to remedy that against the Braves in an upcoming four game set.
In this game, Colorado has a hot Ubaldo Jimenez (3-4, 4.72) going for them against the surprising Zach Duke (4-3, 2.52) for Pittsburgh. In his career against the Pirates Jimenez is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA while Duke is 2-2 with a 7.43 ERA against the Rockies.
#38 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Jan 22, 1984
|2009 - Ubaldo Jimenez||3-4||4.72||1.50||34||20|
#57 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates
Apr 19, 1983
|2009 - Zach Duke||4-3||2.52||1.08||28||11|
Here are today's lineups. Tulowitzki is hitting in the three hole today as Helton gets a break, with Murton getting the start in left.
05/17/09 11:35 AM MDT
|Colorado Rockies||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Ryan Spilborghs - CF||Delwyn Young - RF|
|Clint Barmes - 2B||Freddy Sanchez - 2B|
|Troy Tulowitzki - SS||Nate McLouth - CF|
|Brad Hawpe - RF||Adam LaRoche - 1B|
|Matt Murton - LF||Robinzon Diaz - C|
|Garrett Atkins - 1B||Brandon Moss - LF|
|Yorvit Torrealba - C||Andy LaRoche - 3B|
|Ian Stewart - 3B||Jack Wilson - SS|
|Ubaldo Jimenez - P||Zach Duke - P|